Wednesday: Rodney Neighborhood Greenway Open House

Neighborhood Greenways are quiet and family friendly. (Photo credit: Greg Raisman)

Neighborhood Greenways are quiet and family friendly.
(Photo credit: Greg Raisman)

North Williams Ave is one of Portland’s busiest bike routes, but hardly one of its most comfortable.

As part of the North Williams Traffic Operations and Safety Project, community members recommended multiple improvements for the street including better crosswalks and wider bike lanes. One recommendation, though, focused on a different street entirely: NE Rodney, one block east of Williams.

NE Rodney Neighborhood Greenway Open House
Wednesday, April 9th
Immaculate Heart Church
2926 N Williams Ave.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Can’t attend an open house?
Contact the project manager: Rich Newlands.

The advisory committee recommended that Rodney be converted into a low-stress, low-traffic neighborhood greenway as an alternative to N Williams.

From Broadway to Killingsworth, Rodney is already a favorite route for those who find Williams too hectic. A neighborhood greenway treatment would address the street’s weak points, like difficult crossings on major streets. The city hopes to begin construction within the year, and the first open house for the proposed Rodney Neighborhood Greenway is this Wednesday.


Comments (3)

  1. Amysue Permalink  | Apr 09, 2014 08:12am

    Unless true diverters are installed, cars will use this as a cut through street, as often happens on NE Going, NE 37th, etc.
    By true diverters, I certainly don’t mean bumps. People will gladly destroy their cars to avoid traffic. I’m mean diagonal diverters or the like.

  2. Carl (BTA) Permalink  | Apr 09, 2014 08:33am

    Thats an excellent point. I hope you attend the open house.

  3. Brighton Permalink  | Apr 09, 2014 02:29pm

    This is great! I use Rodney all the time. I’ll be at the Blazers game tonight, but I totally want to hear more about this project – especially how it works around Broadway.